Mississhippi's Madness

A place to share my creative pursuits


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So the latest drawing is a pot of geraniums. The photo is of the work after 2 two-hour classes. (Not the best photo – a bit dark). I’m not doing much more than just drawing at this stage. I will have to play with more techniques.

Pastels are great in that you can draw so much in such a short time. With pencil drawing, whilst I love it, it takes a long time to get as much down on paper compared to pastels. But then maybe I am a perfectionist when it comes to pencil drawing and with pastels I feel a lot freer, less need for that perfect placement of pencil on paper.

I have been looking at some other blogs and web sites that have pastels drawing/paintings. There are some great artists out there. Looking at those blogs lets me see what is possible. I’m going to have fun with those possibilities.


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

One thought on “Geraniums

  1. have you done much experimentation with lighter colour paper? It really makes for a different technique and outcome when you are working from light as opposed from dark. Maybe worth a shot for something different? 🙂

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